Laila: baby girl name meaning and popularity


With the alternative spelling Layla, this name is said to have origins from all over the world, including Arabic, Swedish, Finnish, English, Danish, and Norwegian. It means “dark beauty.”


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Famous people named Laila:

Laila Ali, boxer and daughter to Muhammad Ali; Laila Ali Abdulla, First Lady of the Maldives; actress Laila Morse; Swedish singer, manager, and songwriter Laila Bagge Wahlgren.

Fun fact:

Laila is the name of a famous boxer (and daughter to a boxer) so your little girl may throw some punches while she demands the pink bowl for her cereal, but at least you’ll know she can handle herself on the playground.

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